IXION windowless jet features solar panels and offers panoramic views
 
IXION windowless jet features solar panels and offers panoramic views
aug 06, 2014

IXION windowless jet features solar panels and offers panoramic views

technicon design’s ‘IXION’ jet, favors panoramic exterior views in real time rather than windows
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‘IXION’ – the windowless private plane by technicon design, has fuselage and wing mounted cameras that send unhindered comprehensive exterior views to the flexible screens that cover the cabin’s walls. parallax barrier technology allows multiple displays on one screen so in-flight video conferencing and the 360° view can be visible simultaneously.

 

 


video courtesy technicon design – france

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amorphous solar panels to drive low voltage systems on-board

 

 

winner in the 2014 international yacht & aviation awards in the exterior design category, ‘IXION’ incorporates gesture driven environment control to the passengers. the interior ambiance is unlimited with design possibilities thanks to the real time cameras and interacting displays. in order to drive low voltage systems on-board, a series of amorphous solar panels are placed on the upper front half of the exterior, which also powers the sensors for the passenger tracking system. 

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‘the user experience is greatly enhanced by directly engaging the passengers with the 
environment outside, giving an unhindered panoramic view,’ said gareth davies, design director at technicon’s french studio. ‘we quickly settled on the controversial yet interesting idea of removing the windows from the cabin and using existing or very near future technology to display the exterior environment on flexible screens.’

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cutaway view of the fuselage

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view from inside – panoramic exterior views are shown real time thanks to fuselage and wing mounted cameras

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parallax barrier technology allows multiple displays on one screen 

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 unlimited design possibilities for interior ambiances

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  • Two things:

    This could work in two ways:
    1. As a single passenger with passenger tracking technology – the view could be constantly updated for perspective as that passenger moves about – this is just an example of the obvious for the sake of completion.

    2. The aforementioned “parallax barrier technology” would provide this effect *if* it displays alternate views, rather than merely obscuring a view, based on viewing angle.

    Robert
  • Er…did anyone consider the different view angles? This optical effect is only working on your personal 2D-screen, but in real life you will have a distorted picture on the wall, except from the viewpoint of the camera. Or with pics whre this does not apply, like star panoramas or an avarage sky, but not with projected outside views.

    Dirk16
  • awesome. not for acrophobics

    JJ

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